May 25 – September 30, 2012
Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Robert Mapplethorpe is by all means one of the most important artists of 20th century photography and also a key figure in the history of the genre. He took his inspiration from antique and renaissance sculpture for his characteristically toned black and white photos, which mostly depict celebrities, portraits of men and women, bizarre sexual situations or artistic still lifes with flowers. During his career from the 1960s to the 1980s many famous celebrities, including Andy Warhol, Deborah Harry or Patti Smith sat in front of his camera.
The Ludwig Museum`s exhibition presents a representative selection from the collection of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York, which outlines the somewhat scandalous lifework of this exceptional artist.
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